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The Other Half Of The Sky – Letter to Teenage Self

On this International Women’s Day, as women of 2013, we have journeyed far but still have farther to journey as we strive to overcome stereotypes, gender equality, violence, education and health issues. This is my message to my teenage self: … Continue reading

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Celebrating a birthday is a wonderful way to connect, enjoy eating a fabulous meal and sharing stories and events that happened in each of our lives over the past year. All of us lead varied and busy lives and finding … Continue reading

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To the End of the World – Finisterre and the Coast of Death

On a blue sky morning with high billowing clouds and the sun drifting thru the clouds, I am in love with the western Atlantic Spanish coastline. I took a tour offered by Galicia tourism for the full day starting at … Continue reading

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Santiago – As a tourist

Today was a holiday in Santiago and the weather gods must have wanted everyone to be happy because the sun was shining when I opened the shutters this morning. Being a holiday there was limited public transportation and facilities open … Continue reading

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Santiago de Compostela – After the Credential

I awoke to rain yet again but I wanted to tour the cathedral and attend the pilgrim’s 12 noon mass. By the time I was ready to venture out the rain had stopped and I was able to capture some … Continue reading

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At Last – The Compostela From Santiago de Compostela

Thankfully the rain waited until after I arrived to begin to fall yet again. The morning was foggy creating a mystical, ethereal atmosphere. It was disappointing not to be able to see the cathedral spires from Monte del Gozo because … Continue reading

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A Fluke or a Blessing – The Way of the Camino

Last night I had decided that if it was still raining in the morning, I was going to take a taxi to the next stop which would have been Arzua. When I awoke this morning it was indeed raining but … Continue reading

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To Melide in the Rain

This was an “if only” day. If only I had waited later to start. If only the rain had started sooner. If only I had known it was going to rain, I would have had a taxi ride like a … Continue reading

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Mercadoiro – Albergue La Bodeguina

It was an early start in the dark around 7:30 am. Don’t know why but the albergue cleared out really fast with me being one of the last to leave. I didn’t want to leave too early because I have … Continue reading

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Sarria – The Last Leg Begins

The bells at the Monastery of Samos were peeling eight bells as I left Albergue Val de Samos (one of the nicest on the Camino) on my way to Sarria which is the starting point of the last leg of … Continue reading

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